Venice - National Participation

Saudi Arabia 2019

Arsenale

11 May 201924 Nov 2019

Title: “After Illusion”
Curator: Eiman Elgibreen

Commissioner: Misk Art Insitute 
Artist: Zahrah Al Ghamdi

The exhibition “After Illusion” is a presentation of new work by the celebrated land artist Zahrah Al Ghamdi. The title of the installation recalls a line from the ancient Arabic poem written by Zuhayr bin Abī Sūlmā (b.520 – d.609), which tells of his struggle to return home after being away for twenty years. Al Ghamdi’s work evokes the feeling of exploring something new yet somehow familiar. The piece becomes also the means to reflect on the history of Saudi Arabia and its identity.

 

  • Pavilion of Saudi Arabia, Pavilion of Saudi Arabia, "After Illusion"

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Eiman Elgibreen

Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Arsenale
Type: Press Preview
Admission: By Invitation Only
Destination: Venice
Where: Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Opening reception

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ADDRESS:
Arsenale, Castello Venice, 30122 Italy